money tips for college students.

Start college strong with the right checking account.

From classes to jobs, to living situations and future plans, college students juggle enough. Make managing money as stress free as possible with the right checking account. Follow these simple tips to stay on top of your budget, so more of your money stays where it matters most—with you.

Checking Account Budgeting Tips for College Students

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1-800-KEY2YOU® (539-2968)

Clients using a TDD/TTY device:
1-800-539-8336

Clients using a relay service:
1-866-821-9126

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Schedule an Appointment

Talk to a Branch Manager in your neighborhood.

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